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08-14-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,553
Posted By devianb

Every tire I ever mounted only required one tire...

Every tire I ever mounted only required one tire lever, but the Continental Traffic 26 x 1.75 required three and 30 minutes of my time.
08-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,589
Posted By devianb

When you can't see because the sweat is...

When you can't see because the sweat is constantly pouring into your eyes and burning and no amount of wiping will stop it. Anything above 90 with any kind of humidity I'm not riding except for work,...
07-29-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,162
Posted By devianb

First time using CO2 is kind of finicky, plus...

First time using CO2 is kind of finicky, plus there are different styles of inflators that have their own technique for releasing the CO2. I use the the ones with no moving parts to minimize any...
07-12-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,472
Posted By devianb

"Hot cyclists in your area looking for long, hard...

"Hot cyclists in your area looking for long, hard rides!" Click here to find out who. (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1206874-strava-dating-app.html)
07-07-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By devianb

My only cycling app is Strava.

My only cycling app is Strava.
07-06-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,674
Posted By devianb

Did you air it up to max psi and spray water...

Did you air it up to max psi and spray water around the entire wheel? Even the smallest leak would make a noise and show bubbles forming.
07-01-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By devianb

I tried clip on aero bars on my riser bars. They...

I tried clip on aero bars on my riser bars. They were great for cutting through wind in a straight line. Harder to steer with them and much farther away from the brakes. They look especially out of...
06-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,066
Posted By devianb

I just carry the CO2. I use the Genuine...

I just carry the CO2. I use the Genuine Innovations microflate style because it has no moving parts and has worked flawlessly every time I needed it. Never had more than one flat on a ride and when...
06-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,261
Posted By devianb

My Shimano hubs are almost dead silent, like...

My Shimano hubs are almost dead silent, like being a ninja on a bike. My Sun Ringle hubs are obnoxiously loud. My SRAM hubs fall somewhere between the Shimano and Sun Ringle.
04-23-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,575
Posted By devianb

I have 4 as well. Single speed road bike, mtb...

I have 4 as well. Single speed road bike, mtb with fenders, track style bike with gears, and another mtb setup as a road bike. They are different enough that I can justify having them.
My "road...
04-23-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,180
Posted By devianb

If I am riding around in the city a vary it up. ...

If I am riding around in the city a vary it up. If I am riding out of town to another city I stick to the safest most direct route possible.
01-29-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,213
Posted By devianb

I bought some Merino wool socks on ebay some 5...

I bought some Merino wool socks on ebay some 5 years ago. I'm still amazed at how it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the best clothing purchases I ever made. Only downside is...
01-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By devianb

Nope. When it is time to get a new saddle I try...

Nope. When it is time to get a new saddle I try something different to test it out. I would like to try one of those IDM Adamo saddles.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 168,031
Posted By devianb

I am seeing a ton of gloves recently. Haven't...

I am seeing a ton of gloves recently. Haven't picked any up. I guess if you lose one glove no point keeping it.
11-30-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By devianb

I have same experience as well.

I have same experience as well.
11-16-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,521
Posted By devianb

Darn, too late to redeem. I didn't even pay...

Darn, too late to redeem. I didn't even pay attention to the free T-Shirt. I did it for the digital badge and to rack up mileage.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,304
Posted By devianb

I once quit a ride at 99.4 miles. I didn't feel...

I once quit a ride at 99.4 miles. I didn't feel the need to go that extra .6 miles. If my goal was to ride 100 miles that day I would have definitely made it to 100.
11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By devianb

I leave mine propped against a wall unfolded.

I leave mine propped against a wall unfolded.
11-04-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By devianb

My co worker who likes to party and drink a lot...

My co worker who likes to party and drink a lot says coconut water is good for hangovers in the morning.
11-02-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,007
Posted By devianb

It is not something I think about. I choose...

It is not something I think about. I choose roads where there is a decent shoulder and if not I take the roads seldom driven by vehicles. I'm more worried about making sure my bills get paid or...
11-02-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,583
Posted By devianb

How about a toilet plunger as handlebar? ...

How about a toilet plunger as handlebar?
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10-31-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,417
Posted By devianb

Probably could have used one of...

Probably could have used one of these.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x320/bikeradar_600px_large_99873de47ae049c65b476902ed3cd43569e48e80.jpg
10-31-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,106
Posted By devianb

Best deal I got was a free bicycle from the...

Best deal I got was a free bicycle from the Police department that was giving them away. Not a premium brand or anything, but after fixing what was wrong with it I have been enjoying commuting to...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,058
Posted By devianb

I recently converted to tubeless for my mtb...

I recently converted to tubeless for my mtb commuter. I intentionally ride aggressively down bad roads with massive potholes and ride through broken glass. Since it is the only bike I have with...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,195
Posted By devianb

Old hack from 2010. I had a seat post rack, but...

Old hack from 2010. I had a seat post rack, but the angle made the rack higher than I wanted. I had an idea to make an adjustable seat post mounted rack. It is a stem mounted to a cut down bmw...
10-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,851
Posted By devianb

I make it a point to go down roads I never...

I make it a point to go down roads I never traveled, unless they are dangerous.
10-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,552
Posted By devianb

I have built two bikes using parts I had laying...

I have built two bikes using parts I had laying around from various upgrades over the years. It was cheaper to build than a new bike, but not quite cheaper than getting a complete used bike and...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,195
Posted By devianb

Yes. I started out with an is disc brake mount...

Yes. I started out with an is disc brake mount adapter with threaded holes and grinded it down. I could have just used one of the stick on cable guides, but I forgot I had them....
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,195
Posted By devianb

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-06-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,592
Posted By devianb

I ride because I can go visit places for next to...

I ride because I can go visit places for next to almost nothing.
09-23-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,079
Posted By devianb

$20 bill and a stainless thermos.

$20 bill and a stainless thermos.
08-28-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,170
Posted By devianb

On my single speed 46x16 I am mechanically...

On my single speed 46x16 I am mechanically limited to 26mph with or without wind.
On my mtb 15 no wind 18-20 with wind.
08-23-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,849
Posted By devianb

This is what I subscribe to. I also slow down to...

This is what I subscribe to. I also slow down to single digits when approaching and passing. More times than not shouting within a short distance seems to startle people and they don't know which...
08-22-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,170
Posted By devianb

37mph with wind, and 34mph without wind for about...

37mph with wind, and 34mph without wind for about 3 seconds.
07-17-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By devianb

I just have to say that is some lovely...

I just have to say that is some lovely handwriting. Very neat and easy to read.
I used to keep track of maintenance and such old school with pen and paper, then moved onto spreadsheets on the...
07-17-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,863
Posted By devianb

Delivery robot sounds great in theory, but I...

Delivery robot sounds great in theory, but I don't see how they would deliver packages more reliably than a human. Kids will mess with anything. What is to stop them from either taking it, pushing...
07-17-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By devianb

Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't most levers...

Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't most levers used for BMX short-pull and MTB long-pull for V-Brakes?
07-06-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By devianb

What qualifies as a break? Or how long do you...

What qualifies as a break? Or how long do you need to be stopped to be considered taking a break?
07-06-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,162
Posted By devianb

In general it shouldn't be an issue but there are...

In general it shouldn't be an issue but there are times when it is. There is one particular road by the University that is really popular. It is a narrow 2 lane road with no shoulder. So at lunch...
06-30-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By devianb

Doddy from GMBN talked about it briefly. ...

Doddy from GMBN talked about it briefly.

Starts at 18:45
06-30-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,466
Posted By devianb

Were you not around in the 80s or 90s? Whatever...

Were you not around in the 80s or 90s? Whatever you think is crazy now was crazy 20-30 years ago.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,764
Posted By devianb

Appearance wise I would rather not have fenders...

Appearance wise I would rather not have fenders on my mtb, but it is nice to be able to willingly ride through mud, snow, and wet stuff and not worry about backside being dirty after wards. I also...
06-28-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,656
Posted By devianb

I have to ride pretty far to see any kind of real...

I have to ride pretty far to see any kind of real elevation gain in Central Illinois. Most of it is flat as a pancake until you get to a river....
06-21-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By devianb

Visually it looks stunning, but I get the feeling...

Visually it looks stunning, but I get the feeling the path is not bone dry like the video would lead you to believe it is.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,293
Posted By devianb

Given that my commute is only 5 miles round trip...

Given that my commute is only 5 miles round trip a flat is a rare occurrence.
06-14-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By devianb

Time Trial style frames and aero integrated...

Time Trial style frames and aero integrated parts....
06-14-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,796
Posted By devianb

Never made my own, but I always mixed the powder...

Never made my own, but I always mixed the powder with a little more water and some lemonade or juice.
06-07-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,851
Posted By devianb

Everything is more expensive.

Everything is more expensive.
06-01-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,406
Posted By devianb

I don't have a recommendation, but I take a...

I don't have a recommendation, but I take a weight penalty to have my drinks ice cold. I use a 21oz. Hydro Flask....
06-01-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,615
Posted By devianb

I just recently started watching NorCal Cycling...

I just recently started watching NorCal Cycling Videos after being in my suggested column for a couple weeks. I really like the race commentary.
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